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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1811) - USA - AUG 27, 2014
Hazy mahogany brown in color... Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel, sausage... Flavor is bourbon, heavy smoke, caramel, toffee, light toffee and smoke on the finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draught at Churchkey. Massive presence of bourbon that overshadows everything else in the beer. Like a bourbon aged in beer barrels

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2014
From a 50 cl bottle, Labeled 2014 series, batch 02 Pours a cloudy brown with an off white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel and bourbon Flavors of vanilla and oak. Viscous mouthfeel. Rich, slightly boozy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlainG (1180) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
D’un brun rougeâtre, bien opaque, avec un mince col de mousse crémeuse beige. Une présence d’écume au verre. Les arômes sont sucrés, par la cassonade. C’est aussi boisé, herbacé et fruité par les dattes séchées et les raisins secs. Un choc gustatif entre l’alcool et les houblons. Le Bourbon est bien franc et les herbes bien vertes.Des vapeurs d’alcool nous sortent par les narines. Ça frappe et ça surprend alors tout ça est bien satisfaisant. (1096-120614)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
roxtersoxter (299) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours dark golden color on tap. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste of caramel, malt, and vanilla. Smooth beer without the typical bite from a barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2199) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Deep reddish brown body with foamy brown head and some lacing. Sweet vanilla malt aroma. Taste is sweet rich cocoa some roast dried fruit booze. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1250) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Cuvée 2014. Apparence mince et limpide, couleur ocre, petite mousse rare. En nez, noisettes et boisé, fruits rouges foncés, et sensation très subtile de fumé. Les houblons ressortent de façon franche en bouche, mais laissent place à une finale maltée puissante, résultant en une intéressante dichotomie ronde et herbacée. C’est une bière-bonbon, succulente à souhait, subtile mais percutante, une excellente bouteille.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1870) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Nose of rare barrel. Taste is muddy and boozy. Kinda flat otherwise with lots of boost.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (665) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Pours cloudy orange amber, no head. Aroma of boost, sugar, malt. Taste is sugary, bubbly, lips are moving from the sugar, very sweet. It’s burns going down, chest hurts a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (771) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Slumber, aliased. Bottle share thanks to Homer321. poured into crystal glass, murky, brownish red color, minimal head. Boozy, oaky, vanilla, malty caramel malt. Mildly sweet. Big boozy character, slight burn going down, caramel malt, oaky barrel tannins.


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